Flood resilience campaigner, Mary Dhonau OBE, is launching the Cumbria Resilience Show Case project, in partnership with Adler & Allan and Business In the Community (BITC). Funded by the Environment Agency, the project’s aim is to demonstrate what can be done to reduce the devastation flooding can cause, by turning three properties into showcases for flood resilience – an issue close to the hearts of many in our region.
Mary is looking for companies and individuals willing to support the campaign; through funding, donation of materials, services or man power. Input from property surveyors, flood protection providers and builders specialising in flood resilience repairs, would all be welcome. Adler & Allan, which provided flood response following winter 2015/16’s floods and is currently helping to improve the flood resilience of Cumbrian homes and businesses, will be lending its own expertise and flood mitigation products.
Mary said: “this is a bit like ‘Challenge Anneka’, only this time, it’s Challenge Mary – there will be no jump suit or a helicopter, sadly!’ In addition to the Environment Agency’s input, we need the support of businesses working in related fields, willing to donate money, time or product. The project should garner a good deal of media attention, and I hope to organise filming of the works every step of the way.
“This is an extremely worthwhile cause, which will enable other home owners and businesses to see just what can be done to reduce the impact of flooding. Having been flooded myself, I know how awful it is and I also know the huge benefit of using flood resilience measures. As a result, I am evangelical about flood resilience and have spent many years promoting it far and wide!”
Any individual or company who would like to be involved in this exciting project, should contact Mary by email: [email protected].